Activated Carbon-Doped Magnetic Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment

Authored by: Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini , Lee Lin Zhi , Tang Shu Hui

Advanced Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498753333
eBook ISBN: 9781315368108
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315368108-12

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Abstract

There is burgeoning concern over the presence of persistent pollutants in water bodies. Effluent from factories and domestic activities are among the major contributors to water pollution. Polluted water has negative implications for aquatic creatures, public health, and the ecosystem. Owing to its textural and surface chemistry properties, activated carbon has been widely used in wastewater treatment. Recent advances in nanotechnology offer considerable advantages in wastewater treatment via the introduction of activated carbon decorated magnetic nanoparticles. This chapter highlights the current research trend on the applications of magnetic activated carbon-doped nanoparticles over the past 10 years. The rationale and advantages of using novel adsorbents with magnetic properties in the wastewater treatment technologies are discussed. Attention is also directed toward the synthesis and characterization of magnetic activated carbons, target pollutants, and removal mechanisms. Some limitations within recent studies are highlighted to offer directions for future research.

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